Pitt Meadows

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In our changing world, teaching ethics has become increasing important in creating responsible global citizens. The new curriculum asks students to make ethical judgements about the past and evaluate the limitations of drawing direct lessons from history.  One approach is to directly compare modern codes of ethics with historical codes from period sources. Studying prescribed codes of ethics from medieval chivalric manuscripts, such as the Book of Chivalry by Geffroi de Charny, and The Flower of Battle by Fiore dei Liberi, helps students examine their own codes of ethics and understand the pitfalls of dubious translations. But chivalry is essentially the ethics of swordfighting, and the best way to learn this is by swinging a sword. This exciting workshop combines hands on swordplay experience for kinesthetic learners with interpretation of historical manuscripts to reach multiple intelligences.

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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Shakespeare: In Action 

The ideal way to support your English/Theatre unit, these workshops give students the chance to play Shakespeare with our professional teaching artists through the use of voice, movement, and acting exercises. Workshops can focus on a specific play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Available year-round
  • Up to 90 minutes long
  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • Up to three workshops per day
  • Workshops can focus on the story, the imagery or the language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.
  • $220 per workshop + travel
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Use promo code NG2018 and take advantage of this educational field trip opportunity to see National Geographic Explorer, Nizar Ibrahim, at our Student Matinee on October 10th. School matinees are suitable for students from Grades 2 to 7. With the BC Curriculum’s focus on Inquiry in Science, we hope that this National Geographic Live speaker series can act as a valuable experiential learning field trip for your students.

Other shows available for student matinees:

October 10 - Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
February 27 - On the Trail of Big Cats
March 12 - Ocean Soul
May 7 - View from Above
 

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No
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Students discover the importance of trade and economics in their own lives. Through games and activities, students learn about trade on the Fraser River, global trade, and supply and demand.

Duration: 
Half Day
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4, 5, 6, 7
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Through experience and roleplay, students learn how industries take on the responsibility of spill clean-up on the Fraser River, and learn about their connections to the use of resources.

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Half Day
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2, 3, 4, 5
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Come on a journey through time, and learn about the martial history of knights and duellists.

Far from armoured brutes wildly hacking and smashing their enemies, the knights and duellists of the middle ages and renaissance were highly trained martial artists.  Skilled not only with swords, but also with daggers and spears, in and out of armour, on foot and on horseback.

A team of presenters from the Academie Duello will host your students, or travel to your school.  And over the course of an hour describe the martial arts of medieval and renaissance Italy with live demonstartions, a recreation of a medieval judicial duel, and a Q&A period at the end of the presentation.

 

Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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En garde!

Immerse your students in the middle ages and renaissance, with a lesson in the arts of knightly combat.

Swordplay is a great special program to offer as part of your physical education classes as a single session or an ongoing series. We combine historical swordplay skills with modern physical conditioning techniques in a way that will excite your kids to move. We have had great results engaging students who usually have a hard time in phys.ed. and have found that even push-ups are exciting when swordplay is the reward.

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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Seriously creative since 2005! For 15-years, the Surrey International Children's Festival has been helping teachers’ fuel curiosity and creative thinking. Join us! We host school groups on Thursday, May 23rd or Friday, May 24th of our 3-day festival. Our curriculum connected live performances in French and English for K-7 students come to us from across Canada and around the world. We present high quality programming and hands-on arts activities by artists and educators. Seven featured performances and 20+ activities for your students to explore drama, music, movement and visual arts as unique languages for creating and communicating. Indigenous stories and traditions, storytelling, nature play and art making will excite and challenge students of all ages. It's in our mandate to keep the festival as accessible as possible and we’re proud to say that ticket prices have not increased since 2010! We check all the boxes, all in one beautiful setting that's easy to get to. Join us in May for a hassle-free, relevant and affordable field trip for your class.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Yes
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Based on the BC curriculum, Stillwood's Outdoor Eduation Program is designed to take classroom learning outside in a practical and hands-on approach. Our aim is to help students learn in the outdoors while applying critical thinking and problem solving, as well as developing teambuilding and leadership skills. The Program can cover a broad variety of subjects, particularly science, mathematics and geography, and also encourages the development of critical thinking and analysis skills. 

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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West Coast NEST offers extraordinary outdoor learning experiences on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We work with community partners in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region to offer unique, enriching, multi-day outdoor academic experiences for your students. Hands-on educational programs are customized to meet your learning objectives, and cover topics such as Indigenous culture, nature, sustainability, science, language, history, outdoor education, and art.

Connect with us to develop a customized itinerary for your group, orient your group upon arrival, and serve as a point of contact prior to and during your stay on the West Coast.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, this river journey will take your group through approximately 20 kilometers of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness in the stunning Tantalus Mountain Range less than an hour away from the city.
This is a full-day event suitable for all experience levels. Check-in time in Squamish is 8:30am for a 9am start, and return time to the rafting base at 2:30pm.
*Please contact us if you need a customized itinerary!

Duration: 
Full Day
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8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Come up to Squamish for a great day of fun adventures. Students will enjoy the morning working together in teams on challenges seen on the popular TV series. Then, after a delicious lunch, it’s time for a scenic river experience on our kid-friendly Cheakamus Splash river trip.
Have a really large group? In the morning while one half are doing Survivor, the other half will hop on the river. Then they’ll swap!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 2-hour SURVIVOR event
  • 1-hour LUNCH break
  • 3-hour CHEAKAMUS river adventure
  • PHOTOS of the day

This is a full-day event. Check-in time in Squamish is 9:30am for a 10am Survivor start time, lunch is at 12pm, and the Cheakamus river trip begins at 1pm. Finish and departure time from Squamish will be approximately 4:30pm.
*Please contact us if you need a customized itinerary!

Duration: 
Full Day
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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From the Bronze Age to the First World War, the sword has a rich and diverse history in Europe.  

Come to Academie Duello's downtown studio and take a tour through our museuem, where students will spend an hour learning about the evolution of the sword from simple bronze age knives, to the knightly longsword, to the slender rapier, all the way to the sabres issued to cavalry regiments in the first world war.  There will also be a look at the way the fighting manual changed, with reproductions and first edition manuscripts, and a chance to try on armour too!

After a short break and chance to handle some swords and armour, students will take to the floor under the tutelage of a senior instructor and an assistant, and learn some swordplay!  The lesson will be an hour long, and will cover the basics of stance, movement, attack, and defence, and will conclude with a fencing bout between the instructors. 

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For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teachers Only
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Offered In French: 
No
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Do your students have challenging questions about space science and astronomy? We might have the answers! Connect your students with our staff so we can share their passion and knowledge with them through a 45-minute video Skype session. Your virtual field trip will include a short demonstration related to one of the themes below and a Q & A session with our staff. 

A Day in a Dangerous Place Called Space

This video Skype presentation introduces students to the world of the International Space Station where astronauts live and work. We investigate the differences between living and working on Earth versus the microgravity environment of the ISS and highlight the challenges involved in exploring the extreme environment of space. Available Monday to Friday 8:30am - 10:00am (Pacific Standard Time).

Let's Talk about the Universe

For a more in-depth look at the science of astronomy, our curious staff are ready for your questions. From black holes to dark matter, to the origins of the Universe, we can customize a session based on your learning objectives and the topics that you're most interested in. Available anytime.

Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
1, 4, 6
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Offered In French: 
No

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